September 14 Obits

September 14, 2012 

Phil S. Williams

Dec. 24, 1931 - Aug. 30, 2012

Phil S. Williams, 80, of Stockton, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility (LSHF) after an extended illness.

Phil was born Dec. 14, 1931, to Reuben and Luebell Williams of Harrisonville. After high school, he spent several years in the U.S. Army including time in Germany. Following his military service, Phil worked for Trans World Airlines, first in Kansas City, then in Phoenix, Ariz. Phil was a carpenter by trade and a true craftsman at heart. He moved back to Missouri in the mid 1980s, eventually settling in Stockton, where he worked as an independent contractor. He was an active member of the local VFW and a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church. He had been a resident of LSHF since 2008.

Phil was preceeded in death by his wife, Georgia Lee. He is survived by his two children from a previous marriage, Randolph Williams and Teresa Clayton, and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Brumback Funeral Home in Stockton, followed by a short memorial ceremony. Phil will be laid to rest with his parents in Harrisonville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Phil’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Bernice Schrock Yoder

Oct, 14, 1910 - Aug. 30, 2012

Bernice Schrock Yoder died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan. She was the eldest daughter of D. Ora and Eldora Byler Schrock, born Oct. 14, 1910, near Garden City. She was educated at Goshen College, Goshen, Ind., and graduated with honors from CMSU, Warrensburg. She was an elementary teacher for 25 years with a great passion to help children with special needs. She worked tirelessly for their rights and special education is different in Missouri because of her efforts.

She was married to Chester V. Yoder on July 22, 1936, near Garden City. Bernice was an extraordinary person.

But more than anything else, Bernice loved the church and her family. She was the family historian, lovingly writing the book Now We Are Ten. Church was an extension of family. A lifelong member of the Bethel and Sycamore Grove Mennonite Churches of Garden City, she served wherever she could in a variety of roles. In her last years, she continued a ministry of prayer and encouragement at the Schowalter Villa Care Facility, where she was deeply loved.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, Lowell Chester and David Lee.

Surviving are one daughter, Eldora (Rodney) Yoder of Versailles, one son, Edward (Donna) W. Yoder of Clinton, four grandsons, three granddaughters and 10 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind three brothers: Maurice Schrock of Pontiac, Ill., Coburn Schrock of Garden City, and John Dale Schrock, Hesston, Kan.

The service was at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church near Garden City. Interment was in Clearfork Cemetery near Garden City.

To send the family online condolences, please visit www.dickeyfh.com.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 711 Old 7 Hwy., Garden City, MO 64747; 816-862-6345.

Robert Eugene Wiley

May 8, 1945 - Sept. 2, 2012

Robert Eugene Wiley, 67 of Harrisonville, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at his residence. Robert was born May 8, 1945, in Lebanon, Ind.

He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Longview Community College. He was a member of American Legion Post 42 in Harrisonville.

He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny R. Yates; parents, Marion and Florence Davic Wiley; sisters, Virginia Mossburg and Deborah Rowe; brother, Stanley Wiley. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Barbara Wiley; son, Joshua W. Wiley of Butler; daughter, Jamie Southard of Los Alamitos, Calif.; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; sisters, Mary Lou Wiley of Lebanon, Minn., and Christine Bailey of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, Grain Valley. He was laid to rest with Military Honors in Swan Lake Memorial Park, Grain Valley.

Arrangements: Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 30000 E. Valor Dr., Grain Valley, MO 64029; 816-463-4030.

William Don Wood

Aug. 30, 1948 - Sept. 3, 2012

William Don Wood, 64, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Golden Years Care Services, Harrisonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Don is survived by his brother Dwight Wood and wife, Garden City, and his aunt Ruby Oberweather, Lee’s Summt.

Graveside services were Sept. 7 at Garden City Cemetery.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 711 Old 7 Hwy., Garden City, MO 64747; 816-862-6345.

Glen Allen Simmons

June 8, 1932 - Sept. 4, 2012

Glen Allen Simmons, 80, of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at his son’s home in Belton.

Glen was born June 8, 1932, in Lisle, the son of Charles M. and Nellie D. (Tribby) Simmons. He was a graduate of Drexel High School. Glen married Carol Lela Hocker on June 14, 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a lifelong Cass County resident. Glen worked for Allied Signal for 35 years before retiring in 1991. He was a member of IAM Local 778, Kansas City, (Machinists Union), and was a member of Antioch Southern Baptist Church in Harrisonville. Glen traveled extensively and taught line dancing.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Carol, of the home; two sons, Allen Simmons, Belton, and Charles “Chuck” W. Simmons, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one daughter, Shelley R. McMurray, Clinton; one brother, Charles “Clifford” Simmons, Tampa Bay, Fla.; two sisters, Jean Simmons, Warrensburg, and Leona Smith, Harrisonville; six grandchildren, David Paul Simmons, John Edwin Simmons, Angela René Latham, Melanie Anne Ryberg, Jenifer Lea Simmons and Michael Ryan Wilkinson and seven great-grandchildren, Jacob Allen Govro, Ethan Joseph Govro, Briella Elizabeth Ryberg, Gage O’Neal Coggins, Devon Allen Coggins, Brandon Paul Simmons and Nathan Charles Simmons.

Funeral services were Sept. 8 at Antioch Southern Baptist Church in Harrisonville, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home. Burial was in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Antioch Southern Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 2601 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701.

Online condolences may be made at atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

Shirley Mae Welborn

March 10, 1937 - Sept. 7, 2012

Shirley Mae Welborn, 75, of Harrisonville, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.

Shirley was born March 10, 1937, in Harrisonville on a farm northeast of Barger Hill on Indian Springs Rd., the daughter of Charles Everett and Denver Mae (Burr) Barnard, II. She grew up in Peculiar and was a 1954 graduate of Peculiar High School.

She married Eldon Larkin Welborn on Sept. 12, 1954, at First Baptist Church in Harrisonville. She was an accomplished seamstress. She crocheted many Afghans for her family and was an excellent cook and homemaker. She enjoyed working in her yard. Shirley was employed at C.P.L. for over 20 years as a contract worker/parts assembler for Torotel. She and her husband, Eldon, owned and operated Grandview Safety Service for four years.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 51 years, Eldon, on Nov. 2, 2005, one brother, Charles “Bub” Everett Barnard III, and two sisters, Gwendolyn Franse and Barbara Coleman. She is survived by two sons, Michael Welborn and wife, Suzanne, Kearney, and Jeff Welborn, Harrisonville; two daughters, Donna Griffin and husband, Tom and Lora Jackson, all of Harrisonville; 12 grandchildren, Amanda, Mary, Gabriel, Noah, Christopher, David, Rhonda, Shawn, Trisha, Drew, Paige and Brook and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were Sept. 12 at Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. (Cremation).

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

Joe Wesley Loehr

July 25, 1960 - Sept. 8, 2012

Joe Wesley Loehr, 52, of Kansas City, formerly of Harrisonville, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Kansas City.

Joe was born July 25, 1960, in Kansas City, the son of Kenneth Harold and Billie Jean (Lilley) Loehr. He grew up in Harrisonville and was a 1978 graduate of Harrisonville High School.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth Kelly Loehr. He is survived by one daughter, Shawna Loehr, Bastrop, Texas; two sisters, Leiann Loehr, Clinton, and Becky Cage and husband, Evart, Harrisonville; three grandchildren, Damian Loehr, Layla Washburn and Danny Washburn, all of Bastrop, Texas; one nephew; two nieces; one great-niece and three great-nephews; many cousins and other relatives.

No services are scheduled at this time. (Cremation). Inurnment will be in Orient Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

Carl Eugene Francy

July 13, 1953 - Sept. 9, 2012

Carl Eugene “Gene” Francy, 59, of Harrisonville, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Benchmark Healthcare in Harrisonville.

Carl was a 1971 graduate of Harrisonville High School and had worked for General Motors at the Leeds plant in Kansas City. One son and one brother survive him.

No services are scheduled. (Cremation).

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

Juanita P. Macumber

April 22, 1939 - Sept. 9, 2012

Juanita P. Macumber, 73, of Harrisonville, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville.

Juanita was born April 22, 1939, in Miami, the daughter of Archie and Etta Bell (Decker) Perkins. She was a homemaker.

Three sons and one niece survive her.

No services are scheduled. (Cremation).

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

Michael L. Boettcher

April 1, 1957 - Sept. 10, 2012

Michael “Mike” Louis Boettcher, 55, of Archie, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in Archie.

Mike worked for Cass County Road and Bridge for 20 years. He is survived by his ex-wife and friend, Barbara Boettcher, Archie, and one sister, Laura Williams, Moberly.

No services are scheduled. (Cremation).

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

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